Riders of the Purple Sage (Oxford Worlds Classics)

In the remote border country of South Utah, a man is about to be whipped by the Mormons in order to pressure Jane Withersteen into marrying against her will.

Riders of The Purple Sage

The punishment is halted by the arrival of the hero, Lassiter, a gunman in black leather, who routs the persecutors and then gradually recounts his own history of an endless search for a woman abducted long ago by the Mormons. Secrecy, seduction, captivity, and escape: For over years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Did Cormac McCarthy learn how to limit the main characters to four or five after reading this novel? You want an example? Not a tuft of grass or a bunch of sage colored the dull rust-yellow. He saw where, to the right, this uneven flow of stone ended in a blunt wall. Leftward, from the hollow that lay at his feet, mounted a gradual slow-swelling slope to a great height topped by leaning, cracked, and ruined crags.

I have always been in awe of the old descriptive writers it seems to be a lost art , but Zane Grey is the first author that I have read who actually details and emblazons the scenery for the enjoyment of the reader. Grey has only four main characters, three antagonist and of course hundreds of cattlemen known as Riders of the Purple Sage. The story is set in Utah in a village named Cottonwoods.

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Before that can happen, a rider with two black guns shows up. He turns out to be the infamous to the Mormons gunslinger, Lassiter. Tull and his gang are scared off. The reader finds that Venters was also a very capable gunman, who fell in love with Jane and gave up his guns out of respect for Jane. Lassiter came to Cottonwoods to visit the grave of Milly Erne who was a friend of Jane.

How does Lassiter know Milly? He will not tell. One thing for sure is that Lassiter hates Mormon men, not the women. On page thirty he says to: He still will not tell Jane how he knows Milly.

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Venters finds the hiding place, but he is attacked by the masked rider and another. No, wait the masked rider is still alive. The mask comes off and it is a girl. Venters finds Surprise Valley, a huge balancing rock and many caves in the cliffs. As she recovers, they live in the beautiful secure valley for months. They fall in love. Meanwhile Jane, who secretly helps gentile families, brings a dying Mrs.


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Larkins and her daughter, Fay, to her ranch. Are the Mormons working with the rustlers to ruin Jane and force her to give up the ranch and marry Tull? Is the gunslinger Lassiter falling in love with Jane? Jane's white herd also 2, steer is also rustled. Will Lassiter give up his guns like Venters did, or will he go into town to kill Mormons?

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Okay, you have met the four main characters: Jane, Lassiter, Venters and Bess. What will happen to them?

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